We talk to filmmaker Jody Shapiro about his documentary Burt's Buzz, a look at Burt's Bees' founder and corporate icon, Burt Shavitz.
Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese has put together a series of 21 masterpieces of modern Polish cinema that starts at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week and here are some key selections.
We talk to the writer, director, and actress Nadia Litz about her $1,000 budgeted Hotel Congress (opening Friday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox), the precise construction of her film’s dialogue and themes, and the push and pull between manners and self-awareness.
Game of Thrones: The Exhibition returns to the Bell Lightbox for the show’s fourth season. A virtual tour of The Wall, props from the Purple Wedding, and the hidden contents of a box make Westeros feel more real than ever.
Dork Shelf and HBO Canada want to send one lucky fan and their guest to the opening of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition on Wednesday, May 14 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
This week, the TIFF Bell Lightbox brings audiences a mini-retrospective of films from famed and controversial American auteur Orson Welles (including a never before seen in Canada early work) that shows the man was more than just Citizen Kane and his sad late career selling out.
This spring, the TIFF Cinematheque brings out some big name restorations and special screenings of some of the greatest (and sometimes most under-appreciated) films ever made.
Now that the teens and adults have had their run of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, we take a look at some of this year's best bets and special events happening at the 2014 TIFF Kids International Film Festival, which kicks off today.
Blending love for both cinema and classic literature, 31 year old Argentinian filmmaker Matías Piñeiro is the rightful recipient of a TIFF Bell Lightbox retrospective (starting this Thursday) with only a small handful of films under his belt because no one else in the world is making films like these.
Canadian theatrical legend and part-time big screen filmmaker Robert Lepage is honoured this weekend at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with a retrospective of some of his genre bending cinematic and theatrical accomplishments in Robert Lepage: Possible Worlds. We take a quick look at his career and talk to the man himself (and collaborator Pedro Pires) about his latest film, Triptych, screening this Friday.
We talk with film critic and writer Adam Nayman, who this Friday will introduce a screening of the critically pillared 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox at an almost sold out screening, and who has a book about the film titled It Doesn't Suck coming out on April 15th. We talk about his personal experiences with the film, how the film and Verhoeven have been misread, questions about the film that he still has, and his ultimate goal for trying to reclaim the film’s reputation.
Starting this Saturday, the TIFF Bell Lightbox takes a look at one of the best, most contradictory, and controversial filmmakers in history by looking at the brief career of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
To wrap up the week, we talk about some places in Toronto where you can get together to watch the Oscars tomorrow, we look ahead to next week's Canadian Screen Awards, we look at two TIFF Bell Lightbox series about books and food on film, and talk a little bit about how TIFF's Paul Verhoeven retrospective is just starting to get really good.
We take a look at six exceptional films playing at this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival, starting tonight at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, designed to shine a light on societal problems around the world and to foster necessary dialogues, discussions, and hopefully change for the future.
Valentine Road Discrimination is universal and some of the most horrible examples of it are happening in our very own schools. Valentine Road is an emotional gut punch of a film, keeping manipulation at bay and letting the story of its sadly departed victim of high school violence and those affected by it speak for […]